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Eye Opener (1950)
Had Doctor Bob died in May 1935, he would have died a failure – a man who had wasted years of training and exceptional ability, a despair and a disappointment to his family, his profession and himself.
But Doctor Bob lived for fifteen more years, and accomplished more in that short span than the combined efforts of his entire profession in the treatment of the baffling disease of Alcoholism.
Medicine had treated the drunk like a guinea pig. Dr. Bob looked in the heart and soul of the man. He soon learned that the physical aspect of the case was the least and most temporary of the causes.
Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
“An event is understood the moment the self-centered mind stops
trying for a self-centered interpretation.”
 Cosmic Command, # 1176
JANUARY 23, 2017
. . . we aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life. We try not to indulge in cynicism over the state of the nations, nor do we carry the world’s troubles on our shoulders.
When my own house is in order, I find the different parts of my life are more manageable. Stripped from the guilt and remorse that cloaked my drinking years, I am free to assume my proper role in the universe, but this condition requires maintenance. I should stop and ask myself, Am I having fun yet? If I find answering that question difficult or painful, perhaps I’m taking myself too seriously—and finding it difficult to admit that I’ve strayed from my practice of working the program to keep my house in order. I think the pain I experience is one way my Higher Power has to get my attention, coaxing me to take stock of my performance. The slight time and effort it takes to work the program—a spot-check inventory, for example, or the making of amends, whatever is appropriate — are well worth the effort.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
We believe in every church and in all forms of worship. Above all, we certainly believe in God! Because truth is infinite, it must be continuously unfolding in the consciousness of (humankind) and no one will ever have a complete understanding of truth. 
The Science of Mind page 191 
At my first meeting I thought my boyfriend 
told them all about me. I got mad and walked out. 
When we point a finger at someone, 
three are pointing back at us.
Ala-non member
Come out here where the roses have opened.
Let soul and world meet. 
I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.”
This lesson is helpful to me because I still need to be reminded that I am the image maker. The world I see is coming from my thoughts. It invites me to take responsibility for seeing a world of separation, a world of bodies that are separate and alone. I need to be reminded that it is the thoughts I am holding onto in my mind that are giving me this experience. Jesus reminds me, “Each of your perceptions of “external reality” is a pictorial representation of your own attack thoughts.” (2:2)
This lesson tells me that the images I have made have been replaced. “Vision already holds a replacement for everything you think you see now.” (4:4) If I am not seeing the replacement, then I am still holding onto the images. These images are like a barrier to the Love that is behind them.
It does not seem like these images are attack thoughts. But from the Course I am learning that any thought that does not come from the oneness of God is trying to separate from the oneness of God. Any thought of individuality is an attack thought. It appears to be ‘out there,’ but what is ‘out there’ is really coming from my mind. This is called projection. This is called image making.
Underlying all life is a silent voice of God,
 every calling to us through flowers, 
through scripture, and through our conscience – 
through all things that are beautiful and that make life worth living
Paramahansa Yogananda 
“Know yourself as a snowdrift on the sand Heaped for two days, or three, then thawed and gone. (c.1050-c.1123)” 
― Omar Khayyám
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #710
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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